> > Bob thanks. But can I run Filemaker Pro and Filemaker Server on the
> > same machine. So that people can open files shared using Server and
> > also access my other file via the web ?
Nope - and a really bad idea to boot. Never can tell what
would happen with that one actually.
> > So basically can FMP Server and FMP Unlimited or Pro run concurrently
> > on the same machine and serve files ?
> J.s problem is actually that all machines are only interfacing with
> FileMaker via the web, so they are all in fact interfering with one another
> in the same way that J. is experiencing. Server will not help with this.
> J. is there any way you can open the database directly on your machine using
> FileMaker as a client, and opening the database as a guest of the
> web-serving copy of FileMaker?
> That would resolve your current problems, but not the deeper issue of the
> unsuitability of the web as an interface to certain database functions.
> What are you using the database for which is interrupted by other users?
> That would help us work out a web-based solution to your difficulties, if
> there is one.
He's experiencing the Web Companion making calls into the database
he has open, and thus running its own find requests as well as
his, causing the focus to change, andf the found set to alter.
Find another machine. If you only have a few users, install
FM on it. If lots, make it FM Unlimited at this stage. Put your
files on that machine, write a decent backup procedure.
Now, serve to the web from there. On your machine, open FM to the
web machine using the Hosts button. As the web requests are
going to a different machine, your found set won't get altered
by web requests.
Going to Server (which I basically have to do), you have one machine
serving all FM files, one machine as a web machine, and your own
desktop machine connecting to the Server machine. Same
principle, just yet another machine.